Documentary filmmaker Anthony Baxter made a fascinating presentation about his 2011 film You’ve Been Trumped when he visited the Aberdeen Actors and Directors networking event last night.
A lot of people were keen to speak to him and so I’m grateful for the 30 minutes he gave for this week’s IADF podcast.
I make no apologies for asking lots of questions about money. That’s what everyone’s interested in – and Anthony was kind enough to explain everything. Click on the podcast player at the bottom of the page to head the interview.
There’s plenty out there on the web about the film and Anthony’s tangles with the police during the making of the film, and he mentioned the expense of the film so I thought this would be of interest to filmmakers.
It’s controversial because the sand dunes support a fragile and rare ecosystem, and many feel regulations which should have preserved this natural reserve were ignored in favour of development. Also, there are issues surrounding the rights of residents who live on the neighbouring land. Search the net and you’ll plenty on the story. Check out Channel 4 news report.)
Anthony Baxter, who runs Montrose Pictures out of Montrose 30miles down the coast, described the his background as a journalist who has worked in radio and TV, he gave an account of the Trump story, why he got involved, his feelings about the media ignoring or parodying the story about the environment and the residents, and then about he answered questions from the audience.
There are plans to show the film in Aberdeen again. When a date is announced I’ll publish it here.
In the meantime, check out the podcast.